Welcome to Sunshine and Hurricanes

Welcome to Sunshine and HurricanesHi, we're Kira (the geeky one) and Michelle (the creative one).

Our hope is that our friendship will extend to every one of our readers as we raise kids together, design our lives together and have fun together. Whether in this moment you are experiencing the joy of sunshine or the winds of a hurricane, we are here and want to hear your story.

Encouragement For Moms

Encouragement For Moms

Waiting. I spend a lot of time waiting, especially for my kids. There's the normal things I wait for, like them getting dressed or tying their shoes, the activities I wait at: sports practices, dance rehearsals, and the carlines at school to pick them up.  Honestly, since having a smartphone, Continue Reading

Party Planning on a Budget

Party Planning on a Budget

Party Planning on a Budget Doesn’t it seem like these days even the smallest of occasions requires an elaborate celebration? For some, party planning can be a fun and creative outlet, for others it is a dreaded obligation. Either way, as the holidays approach, most of us will take a turn or two Continue Reading

Caramel Apple Delight

Caramel Apple Delight

Caramel apple delight is one of those easy desserts that comes together SO fast but still makes a big impact! This is a favorite among our friends and family and my go to "dish" for potlucks all during the Fall. Plus, it just looks pretty sitting on a table!   You'll need: 2 blocks of Continue Reading

The Worst Apps for Kids

Worst Apps for Kids

  The Worst Apps for Kids While it will be awhile before either of my children get any kind of mobile phone for their own use, I know several of their friends already have them.  Since I won't be able to hold out forever and because I want my children to be educated if they encounter Continue Reading

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin cookies have become a family favorite and everyone we've shared them with just loves them! Our friends love them even more when I tell them how simple they are to make and that there are only 3 ingredients with NO measuring required! All you'll need is 1 box of Spice Cake mix, 1 Continue Reading